Ipswich Showgrounds has two exciting venues to choose from: Showplace Reception Centre and the brand new Ipswich Events Centre (opening March 2020), suitable for all kinds of events.






Parties & Anniversaries






Expos and Trade Shows

Showplace Reception Centre

Exciting air-conditioned and refurbished venue, suitable for all kinds of events.

Special functions and events demand a unique venue. Situated overlooking the city, the Showplace Reception Centre, with its large open plan and expansive windows on the northern side offer a light and fresh feel to your function. Recently refurbished on the outside and also air-conditioning installed will make this exciting venue one for all months of the year.

With a wedding chapel situated at the front of the Reception Centre, we are able to cater for everything from your celebrant and ceremony right through to your chair covers and a DJ.

The Showplace Reception Centre caters for weddings, engagements, anniversaries and birthday parties. It also caters for conferences, meetings and seminars. Our venue seats up to 220 people, more if you have a cocktail style function.

Our preferred caterer can assist you with all your meal requirement costs and choices from budget to the most elaborate. A fully stocked and licensed bar facility will also cater for all of your needs with experienced staff on hand.

Our parking facilities offer more than enough room from the largest function of 220 people to the smaller functions of 60 (excludes seminars & workshops).

Other facilities and rooms are also available for hire on request. Ranging from the Committee Function Room to our massive Exhibits Display Pavilion, we have something available for any style of function or event.

For more information

If you would like further information regarding the Reception Centre or packages available please contact the Show Office:

Call 07 3281 1577 or email admin@ipswichshow.com.au